Holiday Celebration in Puerto Rico

November 15, 2021

We’re sure you have read that the longest Christmas holidays are in Puerto Rico, and we are proud to confirm that this is in fact, true. This year, head to Puerto Rico for the Christmas celebration you truly deserve. We are talking great music, good food and non-stop grinning from all the fun you will have. Christmas in Puerto Rico is a unique event, known for its Parrandas, think of them as upbeat caroling where friends and family gather late in the evening to surprise their loved ones at their homes with traditional Christmas music, food and drinks. All of this up until mid-January, Christmas is not over in Puerto Rico until the Tres Reyes Magos and the Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastián arrive.

While staying at the Condado Ocean Club, you can enjoy the festive atmosphere that Christmas in Puerto Rico transmits to everyone on island during this special time. Be sure to look at our Holiday Activities Schedule to make your plans with us and don’t miss any of the fun we have in store right here for all our guests.

500 Years of Enchantment

This year marks the 500 years of the enchanting Old San Juan as our capitol city, which adds more excitement to this year’s holiday celebration. Old San Juan started the celebration early and the city is already joyfully decorated and Christmas lights are shining bright. Old San Juan is just a short car drive, bike ride, or 20-minute walk away from Condado, a great combination of old and new city life for you to expand your experience.  

This 500th anniversary celebration is one for the ages, aiming to highlight the pride of our capital city which is the second oldest city founded in the Americas. You can learn more, and follow the calendar of events, here. As part of the anniversary celebration, the famous Campechada festival is back! All the city plazas, and streets will host different events for artists, musicians, actors, and writers, and the OC will not miss this great cultural party. We have partnered with Museo de Las Américas to offer free entrance to the public onSaturday, November 20th, from 11am – 4pm, so be sure to stop-by the museum and enjoy the artwork and culture.

This yearlong celebration is a reconnection to our past, and we invite everyone to explore every step that has been taken through San Juan’s history with the 500-year route, a tour through every iconic place in Old SanJuan, book your ticket, here.

While on the island, dive into our culture not only by exploring the five-century historicOld San Juan, but also be adventurous and take a mountainside trip to Guavate and try Puerto Rico’s famous slow-roasted pork, while enjoying the best live music. This trip is a holiday season must for us locals.

La Fortaleza in Old San Juan

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve in San Juan

For the first time ever, Puerto Rico will ring the New Year being part of the famous “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022” as the first-ever Spanish language countdown, live from the island. The event will take place at the newly inaugurated Distrito T-Mobile, the ultimate entertainment venue for fun and entertainment where Puerto Rico’s flavors, adventurous spirit, and good vibes are combined.

Oh, but don’t worry, Condado Ocean Club can party like the best of them.  That’s right, we will have our own ringing in the New Year party on December 31st, so if you are a guest, no need to go anywhere, the party is right here! We will bring in 2022 with glitz & glam!

This is an exciting time for Puerto Ricans to enjoy, but also for all our visitors to be part of a historic moment, during the celebration of San Juan’s 500th anniversary. Puerto Rico is showing the world everything we have to offer as a destination.

Book your Warm Winter Escape!

Book your stay at Condado Ocean Club with the Baby It's Warm Outside Package and enjoy the longest holiday season, starting with a welcome Coquito cocktail upon arrival. OurHoliday Offer also includes 10% off on our tapas menu at SOCIAL, an OC SecretSanta Swag, and you can even get some shopping done at our on-property boutique,Wild Side San Juan.

Book direct today and start enjoying the perks of being part of the OC Club!

It is never too late to plan your warm Holiday getaway. Our team is looking forward to assisting you in enjoying the longest holidays of theplanet.